Barış Özener, who was born in Ankara in 1975, completed his undergraduate education in Ankara University Faculty of Language and History-Geography, Department of Anthropology. He completed his master's degree in the same department and his Phd at Hacettepe University. He worked as a research assistant at the Anthropology Department in Ankara University and Hacettepe University. After completing his doctorate, he worked at Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, then Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Letters, Department of Anthropology. Barış Özener, who was appointed as an Associate Professor in Istanbul University Faculty of Letters, Anthropology Department in 2014, has been working as a Professor in the same department since 2017. Barış Özener who has been working on the physical and biological diversity of human and the evolution of human behavior, also takes part in many international projects in the fields of cross-cultural comparative studies, human nature and evolutionary psychology.